Redeeming a Help to Buy Equity Loan

Redeeming a Help to Buy Equity LoanBy Aaron BaileyThe Help to Buy Scheme has now been extended until 2023, and with the Help to Buy Scheme now also open to non-first time buyers who are purchasing a New Build property, it is likely that the…
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DID YOU KNOW…

DID YOU KNOW… From the 6th February 2020, the Statutory Legacy is increasing from £250,000 to £270,000. By Stephanie Greaves If you die without making a valid Will, the Intestacy Rules state who benefits and in what order. The Statutory…
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“Can I gift my house to my children to avoid care home fees?”

One of the most common questions we are asked when considering Wills is “Can I gift my house to my children to avoid care home fees?” Quite simply, there is nothing to stop you from making gifts during your lifetime as long as you understand what you are…
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No Fault Divorce to Be Introduced

No Fault Divorce to Be Introduced
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What is Joint Property Ownership?

WHAT IS JOINT PROPERTY OWNERSHIP?
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Who are Executors and what do they do?

A key decision when making a Will is who you want to deal with your estate in the event of your death. These people will be your Executors. Executors are usually family members, close friends or professionals, such as Solicitors.
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Cybercrime and Conveyancing

You might have seen a number of articles in the news recently about people falling victim to cybercrime. Cybercrime is a type of fraud. Modern technology, including the use of emails means that cybercrime is on the increase and as a house purchase/sale…
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Concerns Regarding Probate Costs

Many people were concerned to read at the weekend that some of the major banks in the UK who had offered clients ‘free wills’ would later make a charge of up to 2.5% of their total estate plus a £1500 fee if they appointed the bank to be their executor.…
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Being a Landlord isn't Always Easy

A quick internet search will show that the number of Residential Landlords have declined over the recent years. There is a number of reasons for this including changes to the legislation making being a Landlord not only harder but potentially less…
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How Are The Assets Divided When a Married Couple or Civil Partnership Split?

When a married couple or civil partners separate or divorce/end their civil partnership, how are their assets and monies divided? Every case is different. The aim is to be 'fair'. In striving to achieve 'fairness', English law requires that 'all the…
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What Happens When You Can’t Make Decisions For Yourself?

We all dread the thought of ill health robbing us of the ability to make important decisions about our lives. We would like to explain how to take control of your future by doing a Lasting Power of Attorney. The number of people suffering from dementia is…
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